Preserve the Burton Chamber Log Cabin and it’s Maple Legacy
In 1931, during the throes of the Great Depression a group of dedicated members of the Burton Chamber of Commerce had an idea to combat the difficult economic times. The idea was to construct a log cabin in the park in Burton for the purposes of making and selling maple syrup. They sought and were granted permission to do so from the village council by a written Resolution adopted on January 5, 1931. At the expense of the Chamber and with assistance of numerous volunteers, the first cabin was constructed.
Since that time the Cabin has been upgraded, enlarged and maintained at the sole cost of the Chamber. Every year the Chamber holds various social activities at the Log Cabin for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Burton Community.
Some 88 years later, the mission of the Burton Chamber volunteers has continued and grown to include providing needed assistance to many groups in Burton village, township, and surrounding communities. The Chamber has provided assistance to athletic groups, youth scouting organizations, students in the form of scholarships, hospitals, local businesses, and many other organizations during those years.
Preserve the Burton Chamber Log Cabin and it’s contribution to the Maple Syrup Industry.